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to the list, saying that would be direct government funding of religion. >>> at the vatican, in his annual address to the vatican diplomatic corps, pope benedict xvi had strong words on syria and the international economy. the pope called for more humanitarian aid to syria and warned that there will be no winners in the current situation, only "a field of ruins." the pope blamed the worldwide economic crisis on a desire for profit and spoke of the growing divide between the few who grow richer and the many who grow poorer. >>> meanwhile, in syria, the humanitarian situation continues to worsen. the world food program said it is unable to reach one million syrians in need of food. the group said it's had to withdraw its staff from certain cities because of the violence. >>> in los angeles, a judge has ordered the catholic archdiocese to release nearly 30,000 internal documents on the clergy sex abuse crisis, without removing any names. previously, another judge had ruled the archdiocese could redact the names but that decision has now been overturned. the church says it will comply, althoug
of depravity on the internet. yet public schools are mandated to virtually ignore religion. let's recap, enormous amount of entitlement spending drive the nation into bankruptcy. judeo religion philosophy deemphasized in schools. abortion and drugs more widely available. should would he be celebrating this move to the left? you make the call. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. perhaps the most liberal state in the union is hawaii. more than a million americans live there. hawaii has the fourth highest homeless rate in the u.s.a. it ranks number one in food stamps. >> its debt approaching $10 billion. money it will never be able to pay back. 39% of hawaiians describe themselves as nonreligious. prostitution and drug use widely accepted in the islands. the individual state income tax rate, the highest in the country at 11%. if you are an underaged girl in hawaii, you can get an abortion without telling your parents. and if you rape a child in the aloha state the mandatory prison sentence is an unbelievable two years. hawaii will not pass jessica's law to correct that appa
positive news. thanks for bringing it to us, nick. >> thank you. >>> let's talk politics and religion now. you probably heard that there are more women and my norities in the new congress. but it's last religiously diverse congress a new survey by the pew forum says the freshman class is more diverse than the congress it replaced. the survey points out only 48% of the new class identifies as protestant, down from 58% the previous class. this session will see its first hindu, first buddhist in the senate and the first member of either house to list their religion as none. >>> well, for many, the devastation from superstorm sandy is still very much a part of their daily lives, ever since that storm hit, st. paul's united methodist church in bay head, new jersey, has been serving meals to hundreds of people every day. for those who homes have been damaged or destroyed, the comfort blow slided by that church, how can you put it? it has been a real blessing. >> freezing out and they just had a couple water bottles and coffee set up. came in the next day need buffet of like penny vodka and bake
to join weekly yoga and meditation classes. fortunately, the military seems intent on driving religion out and replacing it with wacky substitutes. atheists warship centers and now meditation classes. but none of them are as effective or as scruff as personal relationship with god. unfortunately though, it is mind over what matters and that's faith. >> yoga helps you stay limber. >> they're not forcing marines to participate in yoga classes. >> stephanie: one sergeant said i felt more relaxed i noticed i wasn't tense all the time. >> it is helping to shut your brain down for a little bit so you can relax. >> focus and be in the moment which you need to be in combat. >> stephanie: kundalini yoga sounds dirty. >> what is that? >> stephanie: it is a kind of yoga. >> i know nothing about yoga. >> stephanie: downward dog sounds gay. >> i don't know what that is either. >> stephanie: okay. it is a yoga pose. >> like i said, i know nothing about yoga. i'm not terribly bendy. >> stephanie: okay. rush limbaugh. >> there is a movement on to normalize pedophilia. i guarantee you your reaction to that
the world's great religions have, what according political christians, unacceptable positions or policy of positions, kind of getting to the point where christianity is an easy target. so the christian pastor goes. but when you talk about maybe a jewish rabbi or a muslim imam holding the same positions, now is the intimidation campaign of the left leveled at them? not as of now. christianity seems to be the easy target, but we're going down a slippery slope where any person of faith in a position of authority representing any kind of major faith is going to be subjected to this kind of intimidation and bullying campaign and that's not right. now, this is an extension of the word police. we've been talking about the word police in a lighter context with brent musburger calling katherine webb beautiful and-- >> she's beautiful. >> and it broke loose. in this case, too, you've got the political angle. it is the presidential inauguration, it's different, but we're going down the road where nobody can say anything. and if you go up to the line, it's considered unacceptable and you're out. >>
's actually based in three different influences. there is superstition. there is religion and there is culture. i'll give you a couple of examples. >> alisyn: let's talk about the superstition -- sorry, the lucky las vegas. people in las vegas, you found, are price -- what's the commonnallity of how they're pricing their properties? >> well, of course, the slot machines and 7, 7, 7. that's the lucky number. so people are pricing their homes with their lucky number 777. and i have an example. this is a great con did he that's actually for sale right now in las vegas and it's priced at $777,000. it's three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 2800 square feet. beautiful unit. and it's got incredible dead on views of the las vegas strip and priced with that lucky number. i even got a tweet this morning from a realtor who seder his client is a gambler and he priced it at 777,000, $777. people do it. >> alisyn: that's the jackpot. let's talk about what you said about religion. what have you noticed in the bible belt states about pricing? >> well, obviously in bible belt, in the new testament and in the bible, jo
, the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly. the freedom to own guns are messy, very messy things to have in an orderly society and that's why the framers added the bill of rights to the constitution, to say, you know what? because these things are so tantalizing to government, because it makes good sense to he restrict them and to have an orderly society and have limits on what people can say and whether they can own guns, they spell them out, because they knew how tempting it would be to governments later on. >> megyn: saying we're not going to have that here, and pete, yet you see politicians so often, they talk out of both sides of their mouths because they want gun control, they want to crack down on guns, and some say, you know, we need reasonable guns control and this question what that means. and then you see them out there pandering to gun lobbies, and they want people to believe-- they're pro gun in the hunting context, we saw with john kerry back in 2004. remember this photo. that was mocked universally even in the left wing press. i'm a huntsman, but i want gun restrictions. >
that pokes fun at religion and just about everything else too. >> did you expect it to catapult your career? >> no. i thought it would hurt my career. >> his career is flourishing. he has done movies, tv, and once worked on the daily show. >> josh gadd. thank you very much. >> he grew up in florida where he learned at a very young age to use humor as a protective coat of arm our. >> i was the product of a divorced household. it was kind of a painful period when i was about 6. and the one weapon that i always had was making my family laugh. >> and laughing is what "1600 penn" is all about. that and family dynamics, like trying to get a hug from the president when he happens to be your dad. in this case i thought i could help. i know somebody that will hug you. do you want to try it? nice hug, right? and, carl, the cast was thrilled to have a screening of the series last night at the white house. president obama got to give his two cents. >> twinkle. we'll be calling you that from now on. >> don't get it confused with tinkle, please. >> catch it don't right here on nbc. up next, the oscar nom
% of the religion sterd voters in pennsylvania were not going to have the required form of voter i.d. on election day, and would have to vote provisionally. we found out, common law of court issued its ruling on october 2nd which was, what, five weeks before the election. coincidentally it was the first day we scheduled our photo voter i.d. training for election officials. so we went through with the process. a little difficult to train your poll workers for something that may be in effect six months from now. may be in effect a year from now. but the way the law stand right now it will probably be in effect for this coming primary. we don't know that yet. we trained about 4200 election officers out of the relatively, about 5000 that are required to attend training in pennsylvania. and, it was a success because we were able to reinforce the provisions for provisional ballot voting because as we have heard before, just relatively complicated process filling out all the paperwork. the last thing you don't want to happen is for a voter's vote not to count because an election official didn't sign off
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